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Poster: cpmcdill [Webbed Hand] Date: Apr 8, 2008 3:37pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: WHR Compilation Call For Entries - string ambient

Webbed Hand Records will soon release another netlabel compilation, confident that this new one will be just as popular as previous WHR compilations such as To Ancient Noise [wh024], Far Afield [wh055], and Darkdrone Mix [wh050]. Now is your chance to submit a track for it.

What we want: A collection of recordings of string-based ambient (dark ambient, drone, down-tempo etc). Low-key mood pieces in which guitar or other string instrument figures prominently. Pretty much any kind of real string instrument is permissible, but the artist/group has to be actually playing it. No sounds from loop libraries [but you may loop yourself] or sampled off records, nor synthesized/midi. Only Instruments played by plucking, bowing or otherwise vibrating actual strings, such as instruments in the guitar family, violin/cello family, lute/banjo, harp/zither, non-western instruments (erhu, sanshin, sintir etc), home-made, improvised & toy string instruments (can-jo, cigar box uke, diddley bow etc).

*Effects (delay, reverb, distortion etc) are allowed/encouraged. Other sounds are permitted on the tracks, but the string instrument(s) must be the focal part of the recording.

* Submit one track, five minutes or less in length. Must be of release-ready production quality. Acceptable mp3 formats: VBR, 256 or 320 kbps. This netlabel compilation will be Creative Commons licensed and made freely available for download.

*Upload to your own server space or use one of the popular upload services like MediaFire, SendSpace, Megaupload, or Zshare. Do not use any service that will require me to create an account/login in order to access your file. Do not send me the mp3 as an e-mail attachment.

*Once you get the mp3 file uploaded, write to me via the contact form, with the link I can download from. Please make sure the track is properly tagged and includes the project/band name and title of the piece. Include this information in your message. Please let me know what sort of instruments were used in the recording. Also, if you want me to include your website link or e-mail address on the release page, let me know.

*Deadline: Wednesday, April 23. The goal is to have it released no later than May 1. Artists are encouraged to join the WHR mailing list to receive the announcements about this and future releases.

This post was modified by cpmcdill [Webbed Hand] on 2008-04-08 22:37:42